Stories by Agam Shah

Six technologies that will change PCs next year

In an era of slick gadgets, PCs are the dinosaurs, ensnared in wire clutter, sporting tired 2D cameras and stricken with the occasional blue screen of death. Technology coming up in 2015, though, is set to make PCs more interactive, fun and perhaps nosier than you'd like them to be.

Samsung packs more speed, endurance into 850 Evo consumer SSDs

Samsung is promising faster, more durable and error-free solid-state drives with 850 Evo, which are its first consumer storage devices based on homegrown 3D memory technology.

Samsung packs more speed, endurance into 850 Evo consumer SSDs

Samsung is promising faster, more durable and error-free solid-state drives with 850 Evo, which are its first consumer storage devices based on homegrown 3D memory technology.

Intel plunks down billions to expand in mobile market

Intel has bought its way into the tablet market, but success seems years away in smartphones, despite billions of dollars spent.

Imagination conjures up $US65 Raspberry Pi competitor

Hobbyists are getting a lot of love, with big companies like Microsoft, Intel and IBM releasing circuit board computers to conceptualize and prototype products. Imagination is now entering the fray with its $US65 Creator CI20 computer, which has wireless and 1080p graphics capabilities.

ARM technology in Apple's A7, A8 chips gets an upgrade

The processor architecture behind Apple's A7 and A8 chips is getting an incremental upgrade.

Windows 10 could prompt upgrades of 600 million aging PCs

Microsoft's Windows 10 is still in testing, but hardware makers can't wait for the day the OS replaces the controversial Windows 8.

HP sees HP-UX sticking around for 10 years

Hewlett-Packard isn't making bones about the fact that the Unix OS market is in decline, but the company believes its HP-UX has a long life ahead for customers using its fault-tolerant servers.

Thieves may regret stealing HP's Elitebook Folio 1020 laptops

Thieves might regret stealing Hewlett-Packard's ultrathin Elitebook Folio 1020 laptops, which have a feature that turns them into nothing more than paperweights in case of theft.

To grow in IoT, Cypress and Spansion plan $US4 billion chip merger

The contraction of the semiconductor industry continued with embedded chip and flash memory makers Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion announcing a merger plan worth $4 billion.

Windows tablets available for under $100

For those who want Windows on the cheap, tablets with the OS are now selling for under $100. These lightweight tablets aren't exactly laptop replacements, but can serve as complementary devices for those who use Windows PCs.

Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

It's time to kiss the tablet boom goodbye, as shipments of the once-dominant Apple iPad decline amid a worldwide slowdown for the devices.

Intel to tame passwords with biometric authentication

Forget typing in passwords, Intel wants you to use your body to log into email and online bank accounts.

AMD tablet development stalls as priorities change

Advanced Micro Devices' interest in tablets has waned as the company restructures operations in an effort to turn around its finances.

Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.

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